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1- Department Of Pediatrics, Besat Hospital, Hamadan University of Medical Sciences, Hamadan, Iran
2- Department of Pediatric Cardiology, Children’s Medical Center, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran , rshabanian@yahoo.com
3- Department of Pediatric Cardiology, Children’s Medical Center, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
4- Department Of Epidemiology, School Of Public Health, Hamadan University of Medical Science, Hamadan, Iran
Abstract:   (260 Views)
Context: Tetralogy of Fallot (TOF) is one of the most important congenital heart diseases that its prognosis has been improved by surgery. However right ventricular function (RV) may be disrupted because of pulmonary regurgitation and other preoperative and intraoperative factors. Access to a simple and reproducible diagnostic index of RV function is important. Echocardiographic index of right ventricular myocardial performance (RVMPI) has been used as a simple and noninvasive method for the assessment of RV function.
Evidence Acquisition: The article review was carried out utilizing Pubmed, Web of science, Scopus and google scholar with the key words of right ventricle (RV), myocardial performance index (MPI) and Tetralogy of Fallot (TOF) repair or correction.
Results: RVMPI as a nongeomertic echocardiographic index was compared with the other echocardiographic indices, QRS duration in ECG, cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) findings and exercise capacity in the pediatric and adult studies
Conclusions: This narrative review showed that RVMPI especially the tissue Doppler derived RVMPI has been used as a useful index of RV function in the follow up of the repaired TOF patients. However more research especially the systematic review is necessary to determine the potential implication of RVMPI in the assessment of RV dysfunction.
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Type of Study: Narrative Review | Subject: Pediatric Cardiology
Received: 2018/08/11 | Accepted: 2018/08/19

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